A green makeover! The heart of San Ġwann set to be transformed into a sustainable open space
Over 350 new trees will be planted as part of the conversion of ir-Rihan Avenue.
San Ġwann is set to undergo a remarkable transformation that will reshape the heart of the town into a sustainable and vibrant open space. The recently announced project is being spearheaded by Project Green and supported by the Minister for the Environment, Energy, and Enterprise in order to continue fostering sustainable urban development in the Maltese Islands.
The project's centerpiece involves the conversion of part of Ir-Rihan Avenue, one of the main roads in San Ġwann, into a sprawling 7,200-square-meter green oasis.
This lush open space will feature an array of amenities, including an aquatic garden, a playground, an amphitheatre, a community gardening area, and various recreational zones. Over 350 new trees will be planted, enhancing the area's greenery and biodiversity.
One of the most significant benefits of this transformation is the removal of a busy arterial road, which will be shifted underground. This will not only create a serene and car-free pedestrian environment but also introduce cycle lanes, promoting sustainable mobility. In addition, the underground parking facility will double the existing street-level parking area, ensuring accessibility for all.
Importantly, this project has been a result of extensive community engagement, with input from residents, children, local organisations, and businesses. It reflects a collaborative effort to meet the needs and aspirations of the people living in San Ġwann.
This green transformation is not only about improving the physical landscape but also about fostering stronger communities and sustainable mobility. Also, this initiative sets a shining example of sustainable urban development that can inspire other localities across the country to embrace similar transformations.
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